Hanoi Telecom taps Infinera to expand backbone

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Vietnamese wireless operator Hanoi Telecom Corporation has expanded its backbone network using equipment from Infinera.

Hanoi Telecom extended its existing Infinera TM-Series metro network with the vendor's DTN-X technology for its backbone connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau.

The new technology is allowing Hanoi Telecom to deploy 500Gbps super-channels - a first for the Vietnam market.

Infinera's Instant Bandwidth is also being used to allow optical capacity to be easily software-activated in 100Gbps increments.

"We intend to advance the deployment of high bandwidth solutions to our customers in the Vietnam market by using the DTN-X XTC Series based on the innovative PIC technology," Hanoi Telecom chairwoman and CIO Trinh Minh Chau said.

"Infinera's Instant Bandwidth allows us to differentiate our services through pre-deployed capacity which can be delivered on-demand via software defined activation. In addition, Infinera's platforms have demonstrated the type of reliability and quality we are looking for in our network."

Infinera's local partner Nissho Electronics Vietnam oversaw the rollout.

Hanoi Telecom provides carrier and wholesale services focused mainly on wireless, broadband and VoIP services, as well as retail operations under the Vietnam Mobile brand. The company is one of Vietnam's lagest wireless operators with more than 13 million subscribers.

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